Award Winning Playwright Cecilia Nadal and Gitana Productions present An Amazing Story: German Abolitionists of Missouri. This is the unforgettable story of what the two largest ethnic groups can do, working together. Don’t miss this event, tickets are on sale NOW!
n January 11, 1865, Arnold Krekel, serving as the elected President of the Missouri Constitutional Convention signed Missouri’s Emancipation Proclamation thereby ending the enslavement of all African American’s in Missouri.
Legal freedom for all African Americans slaves in Missouri came by action of a state convention meeting in the Mercantile Library Hall in St. Louis. The convention convened on January 6, 1865 with German immigrant and abolitionist Judge Arnold Krekel serving as President.